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Steam overlay stopped working with 2.08


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Just a heads up: Steam overlay doesn't work properly with version 2.08 of TDM. I manually added TDM to my Steam library using the "Add non-Steam game" option, and, until 2.08, it worked fine, and the overlay worked too. Now, with version 2.08, when I start TDM via Steam, I get a weird cursor (first some hieroglyphics stuff, then the Steam icon), and, when I try to start the Steam overlay with the shortcut, it only shows a small white square on top of TDM's GUI.

Wonder if anyone has a idea which could have caused that in version 2.08. Not a biggie, just in case someone wants to play TDM with Steam overlay. 

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After a long time not playing TDM I wanted to try out 2.08 but was stumped on this issue.

I found this solution though:
https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/1489992080524679196/

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-Exit the game and Steam completely
-Right-Click Steam and Run as Admin
-Open Steam Big Picture Mode
-Navigate to Manage Shortcut -> Controller Options
-REMOVE the checkbox under 'Enable Steam Overlay for this Game'
-Back out to the main Steam Big Picture Menu and then 'Exit Steam Big Picture' and it should save your settings properly.

The "Exiting Steam" and "Run as Admin" bit is not really necessary...

There is no way to disable the overlay from the regular Steam interface for a non-Steam game, but doing it from Big Picture Mode works. The cursor is normal again, even when launched from regular Steam UI.

Drawback of course is no overlay, not such a big deal for me - but also no easy screenshots. Then again, screenshots in non-Steam games was never really supported anyway, they worked but you'd lose them all if changing the shortcut in any way... 😕

 

 

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On 7/6/2020 at 7:36 PM, stgatilov said:

I'm afraid I have no idea what could have caused it.

I don't have any idea what could have broken it, either. Just as I have no idea what fixed it in 2.09, but the overlay *is* working for my current dev build :D

If anyone wants to test this, here's a current dev build: https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/ddl4n6spjmevbqy7/artifacts/TheDarkMod.7z

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17 hours ago, Shadrach said:

Drawback of course is no overlay, not such a big deal for me - but also no easy screenshots. Then again, screenshots in non-Steam games was never really supported anyway, they worked but you'd lose them all if changing the shortcut in any way... 😕

TDM can make screenshots itself. The default key is F12 (or at least it is for me; not sure if I changed it at some point, but cannot remember). If you want to change it, you can find it in the Setings -> Controls -> General. So there is no need for the Steam overlay just for that.

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4 hours ago, Destined said:

TDM can make screenshots itself. The default key is F12 (or at least it is for me; not sure if I changed it at some point, but cannot remember). If you want to change it, you can find it in the Setings -> Controls -> General. So there is no need for the Steam overlay just for that.

Oh yeah, that's true. I guess I got so used to using the Steam overlay for it instead. It was useful for directly uploading but I can live without it.

And if the above is true and it seems like fixed in 2.09 then it will sort itself out with a bit of patience anyway :)

 

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